Laura Jourdan is a French polar explorer and photographer. Educated as a biologist, she catches the polar virus on Svalbard in 2016. Fascinated by the extreme polar conditions and the remoteness of the Norwegian Arctic archipelago, she decides to stay there and study to become a polar guide.
On Svalbard, her adventures follow one after the other : first employed in the Spring of 2017 as a guide and logistics facilitator for The University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS) in the northernmost coal mining settlement in the world, she completes her training as a professional guide and sailor and works on wildlife expeditions in Svalbard and Northern Norway in 2017 and 2018. In 2019, when Laura is employed as an expedition guide on board bigger polar expedition ships, she is far from suspecting the great adventures that await her : from Svalbard, she and her crew will lead breathtaking journeys to Greenland, the Canadian Arctic and Antarctica. On the 06.09.21 at 10:38 UTC, Laura has the immense chance and joy to be a crew member on board the first French ship to reach the North Pole.
Today, Laura continues to explore and share her passion for the polar regions, but she is also looking further. With the current development of the activities linked with Space exploration, she hopes that one day she can be a part of the next great human adventure.
Do not hesitate to contact Laura, to book a conference or to visit her shop !